Nigerien Cinema

Al’leessi…An African Actress, 2005

In 1998, retired actress Zalika Souley, the grand dame and first professional actress of Nigerien cinema, was honored with the country’s Knight of the National Legion of Honor medal for her pioneering work in the film industry, a bittersweet ceremony that, for the now financially struggling middle-aged woman, would prove to be equally validating, celebratory,… read more »